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By Laura N. Gitlin, Ph.D.
- Laura N. Gitlin, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health at John Hopkins University.
In addition to directing the Center, Dr. Gitlin is a professor at the Schools of Nursing and Medicine.
She is a nationally and internationally recognized researcher with more than 24 years experience in dementia and caregiving research.
Dr. Gitlin's research is supported by grants from both federal agencies and private foundations, including the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institutes of Health.
Founded by Dr. Gitlin
, the Center seeks to improve the lives of older adults and their family members through research, training of health professionals, and implementation of evidence-based clinical services. the Center is committed to enhancing the quality of life for older adults and family caregivers by developing, testing, and disseminating innovative community and home-based health and human services.
Learn more about the Center's research at jefferson.edu/jchp/carah.
2014 Caregiving Conference Speaker Bios
Featured Speaker: Laura N. Gitlin, PhD
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, an applied research sociologist, is a Professor of Community-Public Health in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and holds a joint appointment in the School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.
is nationally and internationally recognized in the areas of nonpharmacologic approaches in dementia care, family caregiving, functional disability and aging in place.
She has received continuous research and training grants from both federal agencies and private foundations, including the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institutes of Health for more than 24 years.
programs of research include understanding adaptive processes in old age-particularly with the use of assistive devices and environmental modifications-psycho-social-environmental approaches to helping older people with physical frailty age in place, nonpharmacologic approaches to enhancing quality of life of individuals with dementia and their family caregivers, mental health disparities in older African Americans and depression treatments, and translating and implementing evidence-based interventions for family caregivers, individuals with dementia, and older adults with functional difficulties..
is developing with colleagues the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Center for Innovative Care in Aging, which will examine issues related to developing and testing health promoting interventions for older adults and their families and implementation science.
Leadership & Staff
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD.
Director of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
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Change AGEnts Co-Leader, Laura Gitlin, leads a team at the Thomas Jefferson University's Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health to develop the Tailored Activity Program (TAP).
Professor Laura N. Gitlin, ...
Professor Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, sees no reason to stick to the tried and (perhaps not always) true in geriatric care.
She is an international leader on treatments that engage rather than simply sedate dementia patients who exhibit troubling behavioral symptoms, a sea change for healthcare if not a revolution.